The Firestien Family Creative Achievement Award

Creating New Opportunities


The Firestien Family established the Firestien Family Creative Achievement award in 2004 in honor of Roger’s father, Chuck.

This award recognizes Buffalo State University Creative Studies masters’ degree students who plan to apply their creativity expertise in their home countries. To date, family and friends have contributed over $50,000 to the award.

Award Recipients

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Paulina M. Larocca

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Pingling Wang

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Juliana Sanchez Trujillo

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Lilian Ortiz

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Dorte Neilsen

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Jose Pablo Alcazar Zamacona

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Hanne M. Bratsberg

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Ismet Mamnoon

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Mattia Miani

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Daniel Richardson
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Caitlin J. Wingrove
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Kathy Sue Dorey
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Sarah B. Thurber
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Beth D. Slazak

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Najja Bouldin
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Jocelyn Tejeda

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Jessica Murfin
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Dianne Britain

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Tanya Knudsen

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Mirza N.A. Baig

Recipient Achievements

Let’s Create a Difference in the World

Dr. Firestien’s students are leaders contributing their creative skills in the following organizations:

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